Animal Services to hold Spay-Neuter Day
Orange County Animal Services is working to combat pet overpopulation by hosting another “Spay Neuter Day.”The event will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The purpose is to raise awareness and help to eliminate the need for euthanasia as a means of population control.
For the event, Animal Services has partnered with Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina (SNAP-NC) to offer no-cost spay and neuter surgeries to pets of households that receive services from the Orange County Department of Social Services or who qualify by their combined income.
Thanks to a substantial grant from the Margo T. Petrie Foundation, Animal Services is continuing to expand this Spay and Neuter Program to include more households in Orange County than ever before. Another initiative that helps to fund spay and neuter programs in our state is the Animal Lovers’ "I Care" license plate program. $20 from each plate goes directly toward supporting sterilization procedure reimbursements and educational initiatives. More information about this program can be found at https://ncagr.gov/vet/aws/fix/.
Qualifying Orange County residents must sign up by May 1, 2019. To register or determine if you qualify, please call Cooper Hatch at 919.932.4965.
Parkinson’s Player’ Inaugural Performance
Join us for the inaugural season of the Parkinson's Players --
a voice, movement and theater-based program for people living with Parkinson's disease.
The performance is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the Orange County Department on Aging and is presented FREE of charge by a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation
For more information, email PDPlayers@unchealth.unc.edu
or call 984-974-2107.Date:
Saturday, April 27,
2 p.m. Location:
Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
Volunteers Needed for Community Health Assessment Survey
Every four years Healthy Carolinians of Orange County and the Orange County Health Department conduct a community health assessment (CHA). Regular assessment of Orange County’s health enables public health officials to monitor trends in health status and determine priorities among health issues. The overall goal of the CHA is to address health disparities and identify needs of populations who are most disadvantaged.
In May and June teams of volunteers wearing orange Healthy Carolinians t-shirts will go door-to-door to survey randomly selected census blocks. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Volunteers are needed throughout Orange County to gather community input.
Individuals are asked to volunteer for four-hour shifts that will include one hour of just-in-time training and three hours for door-to-door surveying. Individuals are allowed to volunteer for multiple shifts, if their time permits. All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.The volunteer sign-up link: https://forms.gle/endYcZD2WiwySSpN6